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Former NBA All-Star Ben Wallace sentenced for leaving accident scene

Ben Wallace played in 1,088 NBA games, the most played by an undrafted player since the NBA-ABA merger (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) Ben Wallace played 1,088 NBA games, the most by an undrafted player since the merger. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Former NBA All-Star center Ben Wallace received a one-year jail sentence on Tuesday after pleading no contest for leaving the scene of a car crash last month, reports WTVR.com.

The judge suspended all but two days of the one-year sentence and Wallace began serving his punishment on Tuesday.

An SUV registered Wallace was involved in a crash in Virginia last month, according to the report. A witness said that the vehicle hit a fence and a tall man hit wood against the fence and left the scene.

Wallace, a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year award winner, played 16 seasons in the NBA, led the league in rebounding twice and helped the Detroit Pistons win the 2004 NBA championship. He also played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.

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